Audra McDonald is an American actress and singer born in 1970 in Berlin, Germany. She is known for her roles in dramas and musicals such as Porgy and Bess, Ragtime, and A Raisin in the Sun. McDonald has won six Tony Awards, which is the most for any actor. She also played the role of Dr. Naomi Bennett in the ABC drama series Private Practice. McDonald was formerly married to Peter Donovan and they had one daughter. She is currently married to actor Will Swenson.